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Paradise..What Might Have Been...

Criterion Games have posted a new story on their website today, telling us about what might have been...

They sure had big plans for Paradise, even talking about giving us the moon!

Here is an excerpt of the article, showing what was discussed as possible DLC;


No Big Surf Vacation for PC Users

It seems like all the news stories I write lately are bad ones... sorry PC users but it seems that there are no plans to release Big Surf Island for PC. This story broke over at a German games site just over a week ago. Click HERE for the full story in German, google translate didn't do a brilliant job, but the gist of it is "No DLC for PC" sorry folks! Hope we have some better news for you next time!



Burnout 3: Takedown - No Longer Available for Download

We have just noticed that Burnout 3: Takedown is no longer available to download for new customers as an Xbox Original from the Xbox Marketplace.

If you have already downloaded the game, but then deleted it click HERE for instructions on how to get your download back.

We sincerely hope this is not an indication that EA are planning to sunset the servers. I went online recently so the servers at the moment are still up and running. I believe the best way to keep the servers running is to show that the game is being played regularly.



Burnout Paradise in the first wave of Games on Demand

The new Xbox 360 update will hit on the 11th of August 2009. One of the main new features is "Games on Demand" a brand new way to access and play games on Xbox 360. The games, delivered electronically, can be purchased with credit card or microsoft points and you will be able to buy microsoft points on with paypal too.

Burnout Paradise will be one of the first games to be available on demand, downloadable directly to your Xbox 360 HDD from the 11th of August.

For a full list of all of the first games available and all of the other changes in the Xbox update click HERE.


Big Surf Island Merchandise

Need a souvenir from your holiday on Big Surf Island? Criterion Games have now added some Big Surf Island designs to their Zazzle Store. The designs are available as T-Shirts as well as the mugs pictured.

Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island Mug

Burnout Paradise Big Surf Island Mug


Two of the New Island Cars Revealed

Criterion Games have released details of two more of the nine cars coming with Big Surf Island. These two you will have to work for, they will be unlockable within Big Surf Island.

The first is the Hunter Olympus Governor. This is the Olympus with a twist, not only does it feature a camo livery, but it also comes with BOOST! Stunt Boost to be precise. They go on to state that this vehicle is virtually impossible to wreck, so it must be as tough as old boots.

The second is the Carson Annihilator Street Rod. This is a Speed Boost car. To see the pics of these cars head over to


Big Surf Island Dated as 11th June 2009

On Friday at 4pm BST Criterion Games answered the most frequently asked question about the Island.

When will the Island be released?

The answer is the 11th of June 2009, you can see new island footage over at along with all the latest from the team.

We still don't have details of the price of the Island, or what Achievements will be included with the DLC.

But, there are loads of things we do know...

The Island will feature 15 new events, 10 online freeburn challenges, 45 Billboards, Mega Jumps and new cars to unlock!


Version 1.8 and Cops and Robbers: Out Now!

From the 30th of April, not only will you be able to purchase Cops and Robbers, the new online game mode. You will also be able to get Version 1.8 as a free download which will include the following bug fixes, as per Criterion Games website:


Big Surf Island - All the footage from Inside Xbox

Thanks to hn6 for posting this up on YouTube, now all of you can enjoy the footage even if you aren't on Xbox Live.


Inside Xbox: Burnout Paradise Video

While you are there, check out Jammy Chap's Dukes of Hazzard video too!  

Dukes of Hazzard in Paradise City



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